The International Highrise Award will be bestowed every two years on a world-wide basis of nominations.
The International Highrise Award is bestowed jointly on the developer and the planner. The Award is bestowed in the form of a certificate. More over, the prize is accompanied by a monetary award of EUR 50,000 and a sculpture by renowned artist Thomas Demand, formed of thin slices of titanium with a height of 37 cm. The architect will receive the statuette, while the developer then gifts the prize money.
The jury is free to award up to five other recommendations of the prize, but these do not receive prize money. A maximum of six finalists will thus be defined, with one receiving special recognition (for sustainability, technical innovation, new-generation architecture, or the like).
The International Highrise Award is open to planners, planning groups and other legal entities directed by architects or engineers. The projects to participate in the competition are to be nominated by the jury and the DAM.
Participants in the competition shall confirm on demand that the submitted project is their intellectual property. Documents handed in will not be returned, but become the property of the DAM.
Only high-rise buildings that are
100 meters (328 foot) or more in height,
that haven’t been entered in the competition before,
and that have been completed after January 1, of the year before the last and handed over to the owner/client before latest by June 1, of the year of the Prize will be accepted for participation in the competition.
The nomination for the International Highrise Award starts in December of the year preceding the Prize.
The jury consists of four internationally renowned architects / engineers / architectural critics as well as a representative of the DekaBank, the City of Frankfurt am Main and the DAM. A new jury will be assembled for each competition. The composition of the jury is decided on by the City of Frankfurt am Main together with DekaBank. The jury will convene in spring.
The finalists will be published before the awarding ceremony, the winner will be made public in the prize winning ceremony. The International Highrise Award prize-giving ceremony will be held every two years in November in the Paulskirche in Frankfurt. In conjunction with the awards ceremony, an exhibition will be held at DAM. A publication will also be produced coinciding with the exhibition.